U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Would you rather have lack of electric power during a Texas heatwave or cold 10-20degree weather?
I would rather suffer through 100+ heat and humidity 20 28.57%
I would rather suffer through 10-20 degree cold weather 46 65.71%
I'm an idiot, I like to complain 'cuz it's all about ME ME ME 4 5.71%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:08 AM
 
5,633 posts, read 13,943,736 times
Reputation: 2730

Advertisements

Vote, peeps.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:15 AM
 
1,933 posts, read 3,234,469 times
Reputation: 1941
I am voting for lack of power in the summer. You can always head down to the lake for a swim to cool off, camp and cook outdoors.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
2,790 posts, read 5,169,627 times
Reputation: 1590
Lack of power in the summer! It's hot already and you can always take clothes off and do other things to cool off like jumping in the lake. Can't jump in the lake right now! Well, I mean.... you could but if you do, please let me know beforehand so I can go get my camera.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
8,578 posts, read 5,948,569 times
Reputation: 8073
Summer power outages
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
11,930 posts, read 12,801,352 times
Reputation: 17166
Assuming there is water in the lake.

I think I would vote for the winter. There are other ways to get heat but I gotta have my a'c when it's 100m outside.

My old motor home is looking pretty sweet right about now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: America
5,098 posts, read 7,564,398 times
Reputation: 1934
Are we really thinking about our answers? The lack of electricity in the cold is definitely better. You can always curl up in something and whatever food you have in the fridge will not spoil within hours.

I've dealt with a lack of electricity in freezing temps, and the worst that happened was having to go without television or the computer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:40 AM
 
Location: America
5,098 posts, read 7,564,398 times
Reputation: 1934
...and "easy to cool off" my foot. Has anybody here actually ever dealt with an extended period of no electricty and/or AC at the height of the summer? At night, sleeping on top of the sheets and even stripping down to nothing but underwear, I was still miserable. Mind you, I was on the bus at the time. So no, cooling off is nowhere near as easy as keeping warm is (unless you don't own a blanket ).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
11,930 posts, read 12,801,352 times
Reputation: 17166
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlGreen View Post
...and "easy to cool off" my foot. Has anybody here actually ever dealt with an extended period of no electricty and/or AC at the height of the summer? At night, sleeping on top of the sheets and even stripping down to nothing but underwear, I was still miserable. Mind you, I was on the bus at the time. So no, cooling off is nowhere near as easy as keeping warm is (unless you don't own a blanket ).
You stripped down to your undies on the bus??!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
500 posts, read 951,835 times
Reputation: 748
I freeze all the time, which is why I'm moving from Ohio to Texas! We had no electricity for 5 hours yesterday, and I was miserable. Give me sweat any day!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:52 AM
 
1,933 posts, read 3,234,469 times
Reputation: 1941
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlGreen View Post
...and "easy to cool off" my foot. Has anybody here actually ever dealt with an extended period of no electricty and/or AC at the height of the summer? At night, sleeping on top of the sheets and even stripping down to nothing but underwear, I was still miserable. Mind you, I was on the bus at the time. So no, cooling off is nowhere near as easy as keeping warm is (unless you don't own a blanket ).

I was in NYC during the great blackout in 2003 and I much prefer that than no heat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top